Reuse Month 2022

Irelands Reuse Month

October is Ireland’s National Reuse Month, reuse is about valuing our stuff, by using and reusing it for as long and as often as possible. This avoids the need to extract raw materials, manufacture and distribute new stuff, and avoids waste thereby cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions.

This might sound like stepping back in time, to when people recycled everything from pots and pans to curtains and car parts but that is what we may need to do in order to go forward on a safe, greener route! This 2022 Reuse Campaign is targeted at a generation that grew up in a consumer culture that didn’t consider where things came from or sources and dumping toxic waste.

Reuse in General

Throughout October we invite the public and all organisations to hold and attend community-based workshops in various areas such as managing food waste and upcycling everything from fashion to furniture. The idea is to bring people beyond the concept of “reduce, reuse and recycle” to more conscious prevention of waste in the first place.

National Reuse Month’s aim is to inspire you and provide you with the skills and tools to reuse more at home, at work and at play. For example, you may have already reused by getting shoes resoled rather than replacing them, or borrowing books from the library.

Reuse at Home

To cut down on waste and greenhouse gas emissions, we asked everyone to go further in October and beyond by prioritising repair, buying second-hand and upcycled, borrowing, swapping and refilling.

Download these documents for some inspiration:

If you are organising an event we invite you to use the official artwork which you can download here.

Recycle IT

Recycle IT support reuse through the dismantling of some but not all electronic equipment received for recycling. The components are removed and separated into batches for reuse. This includes metals of all types. Items which arrive packed in cardboard are separated and cardboard is saved for reuse. Plastic crates and boxes are also reused as are pallets. Old and undamaged screens, keyboards and mice are reused in the offices and at home by those team members working at home. Functional bikes are put to one side and used by staff and others. All real examples of reuse.

Recycle IT, is an award-winning Dublin-based, not-for-profit, social enterprise offering electrical, electronic and metal recycling. Services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT is supported by Pobal, the Dormant Accounts Fund, South Dublin County Council and authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authorities across Leinster.

For further details about our free and cost-effective services call us on 01 4578321, email or visit the Recycle IT website at

2 thoughts on “Reuse Month 2022

    1. Thanks for your message and interest in safe recycling/reuse.

      Recycle IT accept old, damaged, or unwanted household electrical items and pure metal parts for recycling.

      At present Recycle IT are open for free drop off between 8.30am and 3.15m on Mondays – Friday. You will find a map and directions here (Recycle IT doesn’t open on Bank Holidays).

      You can try NCBI. They will accept good-quality electrical items for reuse. Link – You can also try Jumbletown or Facebook community reuse groups.

      There are other recycling centres in Dublin which may help. Details here. Please telephone in advance.

      Take care.


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